A story in pictures, and a few words.
From left: Harley Farms (Pescadero, California) “Monet:” goat cheese with a layer of Herbs de Provence and decorated with edible flowers, the infamous Fleur Verte: goat cheese coated with dried thyme, tarragon, and crushed pink peppercorns, and Fresco Italia’s Quattro Stagioni soft cow’s milk round with edible flower
Some readers might remember my adoration for txacolina, a mineral-rich white wine from the Basque region of Spain. Urki’s Getariako Txakolina is a new discovery from Paul Marcus. It is a beautiful experience. The cork smelled of vanilla and flowers, and the txacolina was crisp and dry as expected, and citrus-y too, yet gentle (perhaps gentler than the Xarmant Txakolina), effervescent, but without any sour bite.
The light bubbles as seen through William Yeoward’s Pearl goblet
All photographs taken with the Canon Powershot G10, an amazing camera I borrowed from I. Highly recommended. It makes everything and everyone look beautiful.
New linen placemats and napkins with hummingbird pattern from my mother. Towle “Old Lace” silver. Mottahedeh plats with raised swan design. Laguiole cheese knife. Roses from my garden.